|Ron Weihs & Judith Sandiford, Artword Artbar, Artwaves #107|
Judith Sandiford and Ron Weihs learned how to roll with the punches while running the Artword Theatre in downtown Toronto. That skill came in handy when developers bought their theatre space and told them to exit stage left within four months. After a diligent search for a new home they chose Hamilton for its burgeoning art scene, and have started the Artword Artbar in the James St. North district...
Keywords: artbar; live music; visual art; theatre; J.P. Riemens; Kori Pop; Boo Watson
|189 Tom Mackan, Director ( May 26, 2013)|
Tom Mackan began as an actor and moved to directing and reviewing community theatre productions. If you've ever wondered how the complicated group project know as a play comes to the stage and takes you into another world, tune in and listen to a master of such ceremonies.
Keywords: Tamara Kamermans; Dia Frid; Theatre Burlington; Londomat at the End of the World; Deb Dagenais; Western Ontario Drama League Festival; Minced by Peter Gruner; www.botg.ca; Sterndale and Joan Bennett; Canadian Theatre School; Royal Alex; Neptune Theatre; CBC; Theatre Ontario Festival; Diane Brokenshire; Steve O'Brien; Bruce Edwards; Hamilton Fringe Festival; Players' Guild; Dan Podetz; Michelle Spanik; Tricia Ward; Kevin Moore; Bill Moore; Alan Turing; firstname.lastname@example.org; Newzybitz; Chor Leoni Men's Choir
|193 Lisa Pijuan Nomura ( Sept. 8, 2013)|
Prepare to be inspired! Collage artist, storyteller, performance artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura not only makes collages--she sounds like a collage. A colourful, stimulating pastiche of ideas that forms a unified whole. Her mantra is breathe, open up and create.
Keywords: The School of Physical Theatre; Jacques Lecoq; Speak; Staircase Theatre; Conrad Sichler; Toronto Storytelling School; Dan Yashinski; Festival of Oral Literatures; Judith Black; Brampton School of Theatre Arts; Beverly Lundy; collage; Gilda Radner; Judith Thompson; Adam Lazarus; Marjorie Chan; Marc Chagall; James Street North Studio; Eric Maisel; creativity coaching; Corin Raymond
|238 Sky Gilbert ( Jan. 4, 2015)|
Famous for his plays and books, his LGBT activism and simply for his raw talent, Sky Gilbert is also a very serious man. To talk to him is to begin to understand how he has been so prolific and how it is that he does everything so well. Here is a fascinating hour you won't soon forget.
Keywords: East York Skating Club; Auntie Ozzie; Don Mills; Lydia Gilbert; Ayn Rand; Dan Hill; Simpson's Drama Festival; Artword Artbar; Staircase Theatre; Lyric Theatre; Al Jolson; Jeanne Beker; Richard Rose; Eye Magazine; Noel Coward and the Queer Feminine; J.D. Salinger; Samuel Beckett; Patti Smith; David Mamet; Simon Callow; Joe Orton; Christopher Newton; Simone de Beauvoir; Nora McLellan; Judith Butler; Ellen-Ray Hennessy; Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
|Amanda Jernigan, Art Waves #137|
Amanda Jernigan's first book of poetry, Groundwork, draws fresh magic out of some of the oldest soil of literature, including the Garden of Eden and the tale of Odysseus and Penelope. Through the mask of these ancient myths she bares her own deepest truths, and she is as generous in this interview as she is in her poetry. Tune in to this episode of Art Waves to witness the dawn of a remarkable talent.
Keywords: Genesis; Homer's Odyssey; archaeology; Carthage; The New Quarterly; DaPoPo Theatre; Signal Hill; John Haney; Kim Jernigan; Porcupine's Quill; Richard Outram; Jeffery Donaldson
|John Haney, Photographer, Art Waves #151|
After the interview John Haney said, "I forgot to say that recently I saw a man in the grocery lift a bouquet of orange flowers to his face to breathe in their scent, and I cursed myself for not having my camera with me. Then I realized that being a photographer means paying attention. It means you will see beautiful photographs everyday that you don't take. But in a way, you take them just by noticing." For more of John Haney's passionate eloquence, listen to Art Waves #151.
Keywords: Henri Cartier-Bresson; Larry Towell; Alex Soth; Simon Norfolk; Diane Arbus; Irving's Famous Clothes; Contact Photography Festival; Garry Winogrand; Erin Brubacher; John Szarkowski; Emerson Gallery; Amanda Jernigan; DaPoPo Theatre; William Morris; Levon Helm
|209 Fourwarned ( Feb. 16, 2014)|
Jim Mariner, Rosemary Booth Almas, Jane Longmate and Julie Warriner are Fourwarned, a quartet that specializes in singing pop standards from the forties through the eighties. It's not the time frame that interests them, however, it's the harmony. To be thrilled by their meltingly smooth harmonies, light up an hour with Fourwarned.
Keywords: The Orlons; The Skyliners; Grant Ave. Studios; Bob Doidge; Daniel Lanois; Stan Rogers; Gordon Lightfoot; U2; Buddy Holly; Theatre Aquarius; The Crickets; Bobby Vee; Carnegie Gallery; Ariana Gillis; Grandmothers to Grandmothers
|210 Valerie Tryon Returns( Mar. 9, 2014)|
In her second visit to Art Waves, legendary concert pianist Valerie Tryon explains what it is about each of the great composers that makes her want to play their music. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the great classical artists of our day.
Keywords: Dinu Lipatti; Vladimir Horowitz; Jeffrey Siegel; Hans von Bulow; Wilhelm Kempff; Arthur Rubenstein; Siva Oke; Somm; Sir Basil Cameron; Boris Brott; Hamilton Place; Theatre Aquarius; Alan Walker; Franz Liszt; Hamburg Steinway; Dame Myra Hess; Dohnanyi; Elliott Carter; Charles Ives; Marjan Mozetich; John William Navin Sullivan
|221 Gord Simmons 2nd Visit ( July 20, 2014)|
Known to Art Waves first as a busking a cappella singer, Gord Simmons returns to tell us of his new career as a lighting and sound technician. To learn about pink sound, diagetic sound, gobos and much more, lend us your ears!
Keywords: Rib Fest; Jack Johnson; The Lyric Theatre; The Baltimore House; The Corktown; QSC speakers; Dusk Dances; Cirque du Soleil; Patrick Brennan; Laura Kappel; Looking Sea Collective; Lesley Loksi Chan; Melanie Skeen; Nat King Cole; Kurt Elling; Q Lab; Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
|207 Studio Babette Puppet Theatre ( Feb. 2, 2014)|
Marie Franek, Helena Adamczyk & Kerry Corrigan are the three incredibly talented women who make up Studio Babette. Puppet masters, actors, set designers, writers and more, they create puppet shows from folk tales, songs, and perhaps most importantly, local history. To learn more about the ancient art of puppetry join us for this magical episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: Ruthven Park; Dundurn Castle; The Pearl Company; Alexander Mergold; Joanne Bingham; Puppet Allsorts; Ronnie Burkette; Mike Harding; Elora Puppeteers; Village Theatre of Waterdown; Gordon Raymond; Jay Turvey; Mr. Dressup; Sesame Street; Birgitte Krag Hansen; Lindy; Sandy Morden; the Annual Morden's Family Festival